NPS offices across the country will be taking part in a variety of events to mark International Women’s Day (8 March), recognising the positive contribution of women across the industry.
In London, NPS is holding an information session for Women in Construction and the Built Environment, in conjunction with the Construction Industry Training Board and the Advanced Technical Engineering and Construction Centre.
The session, which forms part of National Careers Week 2020, will aim to provide an opportunity to find out more about the sector and the chance to build new networks.
Being held at the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Queens Road Learning Centre, NPS London is taking the opportunity to champion its latest initiative to encourage more women to follow a career in construction. Through a mentoring scheme, NPS is facilitating opportunities for those looking to begin a career in the industry as well as for women returning from a career break.
Women professionals from NPS are also attending an event in Leeds on Friday to encourage Year Nine girls to consider a career in construction.
NPS Group Senior Director, Daniella Barrow, is hosting the event at Roundhay School alongside colleagues with expertise in surveying, engineering and design to inspire the next generation of construction professionals.
By sharing their experiences and running a range of interactive activities, they hope the session will showcase some of the amazing career paths available within the industry.
In Peterborough, NPS is sponsoring an International Women’s Day event that will bring together 150 people from business and education to listen to inspiring and motivational speakers.
Taking place at Peterborough Cathedral, the theme for this year is based around the concept of a gender equal world, challenging perceptions and stereotypes.
The event will explore career development for women and provide networking opportunities and a supportive environment to share experiences.